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History Mystery

This week's photo isn't a mystery. It's just a look at Cloquet's Kiddie parade for children in 1970. It comes from Billy Anderson, the boy dressed as a woman at left, with brother, Blake, dressed...

 By Jana Peterson    Happenings    July 1, 2022 

Pet chipping continues to draw a crowd

In its fourth year, the annual Cloquet microchip clinic Saturday saw no decrease in the number of dogs and cats (and their owners) lining up for pet services, including free microchips for up to...


Wright/Cromwell news

Last Monday around 10:30 a.m., I noticed my birdfeeders were moved and knocked to the ground. A few minutes later, I noticed they had moved again. I couldn’t figure out what was happening until I...

 By Jana Peterson    Happenings    July 1, 2022 

Fantastic evening for a film festival

The weather was kind, and so were the movie reviewers. Three directors attended the festival Saturday, including Cy Dodson, who felt compelled to film the aftermath of George Floyd's murder in 2020...


Free Range Film Festival: An opinionated preview

Once again, arts entrepreneur Annie Dugan and her family are offering up a mix of 11 remarkable films for their June 24-25 Free Range Film Festival in their family barn. I've had a chance to review... Full story


Wright Cromwell News

Welcome, summer — it arrived Tuesday, June 21, with the longest day of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere. I had heard you can balance an egg on its narrow end on the first day of summer due to...


Celebrate Juhannus at Sampo Beach

Finlandia Foundation Northland invites all interested in Finnish culture to celebrate Juhannus at Sampo Beach on Little Grand Lake (7095 Saginaw Road, Saginaw) 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25. This family friendly, alcohol-free celebration of...


Photos: Barnum Spring Fever Days launch summer

The annual Barnum celebration included a car show, parade - with Virginia and Darryl Wickstrom as grand marshals - meals, sports tournaments and music. Enjoy these photos of the rodeo by Dave Harwig... Full story


Photos: Senior Day draws a crowd

What turned into a perfect summer day lent itself to a successful turnout for the annual Senior Day in Cloquet's Veterans Park Wednesday, June 15. It's where older people in the region could pick up... Full story


Full-on Fourth planned in Cloquet

It's baaaack. After the Covid-19 pandemic led to a full-scale cancellation of Cloquet July Fourth events in 2020 and no activities at Veterans Memorial Park in 2021, organizers are planning for a... Full story


Free seeds at Extension office

Free vegetable seeds are available at the Carlton County Extension Office while supplies last, courtesy of the Lakes and Pines Community Action Council. Stop in for seeds, and remember that the Extension Office provides gardening advice and...


Bookmobile coming back

The Arrowhead Library System’s bookmobile will make the rounds in the area again this month. The bookmobile offers print books, cookbooks, large-print books, DVDs, audiobooks and video games. Services are also available, such as renewing library...


Cloquet Senior Day event set for Wednesday at Vets Park

Starr Marshall decided to organize the first Senior Day in Cloquet in 2019 after she realized an elderly client visiting her office at Reliable Insurance Agency was being abused, as it turned out, by... Full story


Croquet in Cloquet is back in July

Who doesn't want to play a round of croquet in the city of Cloquet, especially if it's for a good cause? The Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College Foundation will host the 12th annual Cloquet...


Kettle River News

Congratulations to all the graduates. The Ma & Pa Kettle Days committee met May 25 to plan for this year’s event, which will be held Aug. 13, so look for more information on what will be happening. I hope everyone will be able to attend the... Full story


Wright-Cromwell News

Congratulations to the Burnses on their promotions. Brandon Burns (son of Susan Burns) was promoted to lieutenant colonel June 1. He is a pilot with the Alaska Air National Guard. His wife, Dr. Rebecc...

 By Mike Creger    Happenings    June 3, 2022

Remembering the fallen: Memorial Day 2022

Spates of rain did not deter Carlton County's honor guards as they made their solemn rounds on Memorial Day Monday. Events at cemeteries and parks across the county were marked by U.S. flags and... Full story


Farmers market opens Saturday

The Carlton County farmers market is open 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays starting June 4, through Oct. 21 in front of Premiere Theatres in Cloquet. The Carlton site will be open 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, June 21 through mid-October in McFarland Park, Highway...


Kettle River News

The Ma & Pa Kettle Days committee met May 25 to plan for this year’s event, planned for Saturday, Aug. 13. Look for more information on what will be happening. Plan to attend the next city council meeting at 7 p.m. June 14 so you know what is... Full story


Wright/Cromwell News

Melinda Ferry wants folks to know they are invited to the burial service for her husband, Scott Ferry, who passed away March 24 this year. The service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 10 at... Full story


Events planned to mark Memorial Day

And suddenly, it’s Memorial Day. The unofficial start to summer. A weekend of remembering those who are gone. Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day was originally set aside to honor the... Full story


Let the graduations commence

The local graduation season kicked off over a week ago with Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College holding its first in-person graduation since 2019, and the celebrations and honors continue with... Full story


Essentia Clinic opening draws a crowd

Carlton County residents turned out in force Monday for the grand opening of the new Essentia Health-Cloquet Clinic at 1413 Highway 33 S across from Walmart. The two-hour event included a ribbon...

 By Annie Dugan    Happenings    May 27, 2022

Wren's Nest: Summer events heat up in Wrenshall

Over the last week I found a deer tick, a blacklegged tick, and a wood tick, all in very uncomfortable proximity to my body. After hearing from an area resident who contracted Lyme disease, I am adding my voice to others’ (including singer Brad... Full story


Wright - Cromwell News

Have you ever seen coins lying on a headstone? Leaving a coin lets the deceased soldier's family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respects. If you leave a penny, it means you visited. A... Full story


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